2010 - 185 Sport - 4.3 Alpha Drive Won't Stay Up

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Seankub, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Seankub

    Seankub New Member

    Aug 16, 2017
    2010 Sea Ray 185
    Trimming works fine when boating. I store the drive in the up position on the boat lift, but after a week or so, the drive ends up in the lowest position. This also happened when I had it on the trailer and trimmed in the trailer position, I came back about a week later and the drive was all the way down. Any ideas why?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. Espos4

    Espos4 Active Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    I'm not sure of the reason, but if at all possible you should store the drive in the down position so the bellows remain in a neutral position and not kinked for an extended period of time.

    Although you have dry storage, this is even more important when wet slipped, keeping the drive down prevents barnacles from growing inside the expanded portion of the bellows.
  3. Seankub

    Seankub New Member

    Aug 16, 2017
    2010 Sea Ray 185
    Good point!
  4. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    are you losing trim fluid?

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